Pet Sitting By Vickie
What We Love To DoPet Sitting Dog Walking Pooper Scooping Pet Transporting
OVERNIGHT CLIENTS: I do not work outside of dog care; for overnight sits, I’m gone for a few hours during the day (between 4-6 hrs, typically 9:30a - 2:30p) for other daytime dog walks/potty breaks & cat visits.
I offer any of the following services in south Snohomish Co. within a 5 mi radius of my home in North Lynnwood (about a mile from Ash Way P&R):
- Overnight dog sitting / care in your home
- Dog walks / visits
- Transport (to/from daycare, vet, groomer, etc)
- Cat sitting; feeding, litter scoop, playtime, lovins
- Medication administration; includes oral pills, liquids & insulin but not other sq or IV admin)
- Other small critter care along with overnight sitting
- mail retrieval, plant watering, etc
I grew up with dogs and since 2001 have always had 1-3 dogs. We currently have 2 large dogs. I'm inspired to care for dogs in their own home because this is what I want for my own dogs and one of our dog’s is not willing to share our home or me with other dogs so we don’t board in our home.
We are empty nester's & my husband works from home, so our dogs are not left alone when I'm caring for other people's pets.
I have volunteered at a local animal sanctuary & loved it. I am an advocate for awareness & change in BSL / Dog Fighting and have gone to Olympia for support of bills for dog abuse & spay/neuter assistance.
I was a Pharmacy Tech in my 20’s & then worked in the medical software corporate world for 20+ years. I bring my professional experience, sensibility & work ethic from years of working, life, raising a step-son & taking care of our dogs.
NOTE: overnight rate includes a 24hr period timeframe with a grace period of 1-2 hrs. For time beyond the grace period, additional fee can be discussed.
Why I love dog sitting
I have been a dog lover all my life and have loved on family & friend's dogs since I was a child. My husband and I adopted our first dog (Paris) in 2001 on a camping trip. A family was giving away 5 puppies at Slim's Market in Naches. From that point, our lives have not been the same in the best way. A few years later, we adopted a choc lab (Sadie) from my mom who could no longer care for her. Paris & Sadie loved each other. We had 4 love filled years with Sadie before she passed from mast cell cancer in 2007. Paris passed at 12 y/o in May 2013. Aside from losing my dad, I've not felt such losses in my life. We now have Lily (choc lab) & Otis (Catahoula mix) who we rescued from Pasado's when I was volunteering there. Happy to say we're continuing with the dog love in this house. Dogs are my heart love. I can't go anywhere without gravitating to dogs.
CATS: Although I grew up with cats as well, they were typically indoor, mostly outdoor cats & didn’t have as much of a bond with them as I did with our dogs. With this business, I have discovered a love for cats, creating bonds with them I didn’t expect & really enjoy the different personalities & levels of love they want from me and share with me.
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